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NBC
Sep 6, 2010 5:30pm PDT
single minute to turn this economy around and put people back to work. >> reporter: mr. obama unveiled his latest plans to jump start growth -- immediate spending on highways, airports and rail lines toe talg -- totaling $50 billion. but the plan would have to get through congress. today, gop leaders dismissed it out of hand. "americans are rightly skeptical about washington democrats asking for more of their money and their patience," said top senate republican mitch mcconnell. "after all, they are still looking for the shovel-ready jobs they were promised more than a year ago." today's speech was more about politics than economics and mr. obama launched a spirited attack against republicans by invoking his own successful run. [ chanting "yes, we can" ] >> i mean, i personally think "yes, we can" is more inspiring than "no, we can't." >> reporter: much has changed in two years. with the economy still sluggish and the jobless rate high, mr. obama's standing in the polls has dropped. now, even as he prepares to release more of his plans later this week, experts say a strong job market i
FOX
Sep 5, 2010 11:00pm EDT
this week. mr. obama will visit cleveland and milwaukee. aides confirm the president will propose a permanent extension of a popular tax credit. the break for research done in the u.s. >>> also under consideration by the obama white house is an extension of hiring incentives and a payroll tax holiday. >> my reaction is that we always like to see a death-bed conversions. but the fact is if we would have done this kind of thing nearly a couple of years ago we would be in a lot better shape. >> not a death-bed conversion. a series of tax cuts for businesses. butin looking at the pace of the recovery thank shrinking or growing. >> aides say mr. obama will ask congress to close corporate tax breaks for multinational corporations, oil and gas companies. thousands of voters are taking advantage of the labour day weekend to take care of some early voting. city officials opened up four new early voting locations saturday in washington, d.c. and they said more than 3300 voters showed up to cast their ballots. people are getting out and doing it. the centers were closed today but re-opened f
PBS
Sep 10, 2010 8:30pm PDT
. >> that's how they treat him says the president. mr. obama exhausts organized labor. he fumes at republican opponents and their alleged negativism. >> yes, we can. remember that was our slogan? their slogan is, no we can't. [ laughter ] nope, no. no. >> 50 days to go in the name of the game is blame. blame the opponent. keep the focus on him. for the incumbent president, the strategy is offensive. blast the republicans. the party of no. >> when it comes to just about everything we've done to strengthen our middle class, to rebuild our economy, almost every republican in congress says no. >> as a punitive positive yes merger, embraced by the democrats, mr. obama calls for $50 billion of new spending. infrastructure on roads, bridges, runways, but spread over many years and fully paid for, but how the $50 billion would be produced was not explained. this was not a stimulous proposal and chance of passing congress seemed to be minus zero. on thursday, the president called for other money measures, including investment tax credits, emphasizing restriction development, the cost
PBS
Sep 1, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. bbc news. >> just time to recap our top story this hour. mr. obama has told the israeli and palestinian leaders that direct peace talks presents a moment of opportunity for peace and that must be seized, he said. mr. obama was speaking at the white house. mr. obama said too much blood had already been shed in the middle east, and that in his words, history had taught there was another path. >> hello and welcome. >> see the news unfold. get the top stories from around the globe and click to play video reports. go to bbc.com/news to experience the in-depth, expert reporting of "bbc world news" online. >> funding was made possible by -- the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> there is one stage that is the met and carnegie hall. >> o, that this too, too solid flesh -- >> it is the kennedy center -- >> che
PBS
Sep 9, 2010 12:30am PDT
. this afternoon in ohio mr. obama addressed his central weakness on employment -- one unemployment refuses to come down. >> making up for the 8 million lost jobs caused by this recession will not happen overnight. not everything we have done has worked as quickly as we hoped. i am keenly aware not all of our policies have been popular. >> it is getting pretty nip and tuck. >> this man cannot afford to wait for the economy to get better. he has to find enough work for his 20 employees. right now his construction business only has this one house to build. >> i am worried. i could almost afford to retire but not really. i don't want to. but my guys sure could not. >> when president obama took office 60% of voters approved of the way he handled the economy. look at what has happened. it is down to 41%. >> we are a pocket book voting country. other issues can take a forefront like war and peace or a scandal, but in the long run, the economy is more important than any other issue. >> that is what voters tell democratic congressman. they are campaigning for reelection at this meeting in virginia. he is o
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 4:00am PDT
. >> reporter: before a crowd of 17,000 at the university of wisconsin, mostly students, mr. obama pleaded with young voters to bring back the enthusiasm from the 2008 campaign. the goal is clear, rev up the young voters who were critical to the obama campaign success in 2008. in a year, 66% of those voters went for mr. obama. 32% went for 32% went for senator john mccain. but two years later, that enthusiasm has cooled off among young and older democrats. the president and vice president are scolding their own party. in an interview with "rolling stone," the president said democrats need to wake up. and on monday, mr. biden said the base needs to stop whining and buck up. this could keep voters at home on election day. the message they're hearing from the president is they're slackers. but president obama was optimistic that won't happen. he said last night if everyone who voted for change in 2008 comes back in november, democrats will win. rob and vinita? >>> president obama has given rare insight into his religious faith. some conservatives and opponents have questioned if mr. obama is
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 4:30am PDT
strategy against the taliban can't work. woodward also says mr. obama ma agreed to send more troops to afghanistan but insisted on setting a timetable for withdrawal because he feared he might, quote, lose the whole democratic party. >>> turning to moneywatch. most stocks in asia edged up this morning. ashley morrison in new york with morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. asian stock markets ad veinsed slightly this morning in light training. the neck kay bucked the trend slipping about a third of a percent, the hang seng mostly higher. on wall street investors hope to add to gains. yesterday, the dow rose by seven and the nasdaq fell six points. >>> another member of president obama's economic team is leaving. lawrence summers, the president's top economic adviser plans to leave the white house at the end of the year and return to harvard university. he's the third top-level economic advise arer to the president to leave since july. >>> meanwhile, following his policy-making meeting yesterday, the federal reserve made clear it is prepared to take further steps to
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 4:00am EDT
ward also president says mr. obama agreed to send more troops to afghanistan but insisted on a timetable for withdrawl because he feared he might, quote, lose the democratic party. >>> most stocks in asia edged up this morning. ashley, good morning you to. >> good morning. asian stock markets ad veinsed slightly this morning in light training. the nikkei bucked the trend slipping about a third of a percent and the hang seng was mostly higher. of yesterday, the dow rose by seven and the nas deck fell six points. >>> another member of the president's economic team is leaving. the president's top economic adviser plans to leave at the end of the year and return to harvard university. he's the third top-level economic adviser to the president to leave since july. >>> meanwhile, following his policy making meeting yesterday the federal reserve made clear it is prepared to take further steps to jump-start the economy. fed officials have said that means purchasing mortgage bonds and treasury notes and the fed said it will likely keech the benchmark interest rate near zero an exte
NBC
Sep 5, 2010 11:00pm PDT
childhood obesity. but now mrs. obama is set to raise her political profile. facing the prospect of massive losses in november, congressional democrats have issued a distress call. send us michelle. at first their pleas were rebuffed. but with prospects getting worst by the day they asked again, and this time the answer was yes. details are still up in the air. but aides stress mrs. obama will not go on the attack. >> the risk is that she could be seen as polarizing and partisan, and that could hurt her because she's tried so hard to remain above the fray in advocating for her causes. so she doesn't want to get down into the campaign muck. >> reporter: but whether her edge is soft or hard, mrs. obama is not immune to criticism. she took hits for her trip with daughter sasha to a posh spanish resort this summer. even a series of cultural events in the white house east room, including a new dance series to begin this week, have been labeled elitist by republicans. but this fall a popular mrs. obama will add to her two roles of mother and advocate with a third. >> with your help and unwavering
NBC
Sep 6, 2010 4:30am PDT
and a leader in the fight against childhood obesity. but now mrs. obama is set to raise her political profile. facing the prospect of massive losses in november, congressional democrats have issued a distress call. send us michelle. at first their pleas were rebuffed. but with prospects getting worse by the day they asked again, and this time the answer was yes. details are still up in the air. but aides stress mrs. obama will not go on the attack. >> the risk is that she could be seen as polarizing and partisan, and that could hurt her because she's tried so hard to remain above the fray in advocating for her causes. so she doesn't want to get down into the campaign muck. >> reporter: but whether her edge is soft or hard, mrs. obama is not immune to criticism. she took hits for her trip with daughter sasha to a posh spanish resort this summer. even a series of cultural events in the white house east room, including a new dance series to begin this week, have been labeled elitist by republicans. but this fall a popular mrs. obama will add to her two roles of mother and advocate with a third.
FOX
Sep 23, 2010 4:25am EDT
, the president took some blame for health care reform not being more popular. mr.obama says sometimes he faults himself for not being able to make the case more clearly to the country. mike emmanuel, fox news. >>> good morning. we take a live look over wisconsin avenue this morning. it is thursday, september 23rd. remember thursday is connected to friday so that is good news. maybe not good news though. temperatures are going to be a little bit warmer when you head out this morning. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. let's get a check of weather with tucker barnes. i felt like i was still in july when i walked outside. >> it does feel a little like july. our dew point temperatures are up. humidity is up from the overnight rain. >> mosquitos were hanging around. >> i know you said the mosquitos were hanging around. not much happening. the shower and thunderstorm activity, we only had a few pop up. those that got going, somewhere on the strong side, and they are out of here. still some localized fog developing. today should feature more sunshine than yesterday afternoon and some hot tempera
PBS
Sep 20, 2010 11:00pm PDT
, yes. and it's a year later. >> ( translated ): do you remember when mr. obama was voted into office i sent him a message: i congratulated him. okay? what should he have done logically? he should have at least responded. >> rose: but there's the question did he respond to.... >> ( translated ): he did not respond. >> rose: did he respond to anyone, though? did he respond to the supreme leader of iran, mr. ayatollah homeny? did he? comeny? >> ( translated ): come on. i come into the room and i say hello to you you can turn arnold and say hello to the other person next to me. >> rose: i hear you, point well taken. >> ( translated ): is that right? >> rose: the point's well taken. what do you want him to say to you. >> ( translated ): the supreme leader is a dear person to us. >> rose: what do you want him to say to you today? >> ( translated ): supreme leader is dear to us. i am not bothered he responded to the supreme leader. but what i am saying is he did not give a response to my message. >> rose: what would you have liked for him to have said, number one, and what would you like for
FOX News
Sep 16, 2010 6:00pm EDT
confirmation, officials suggest warren will set up the office and help mr. obama choose that person and then step aside. >> bret: wendell goler on the north lawn. thank you. china slightly increased holdings of u.s. treasury debt in july edging up to 846.7 billion dollars, the increase came after two months of declines. meantime, the obama administration is vowing to take a tougher stance with china on trade issues. treasury secretary timothy geithner says china must move faster for the rise of the u.s. dollar. a senate ratification for a nuclear arms treaty with russia. the new start as it's called seeks to shrink the streak warheads by about a third and change some procedures by inspecting each country's arsenals and compliance. the treaty heads for a vote. the united kingdom where the pope is speaking towards the growing trend toward secularization and making the case that religion is of benefit to the world. the poll, the question tonight, how concerned are you about the secularization of society? you can text your answer to 36288, type sr 1 for very concerned. sr 2 for slightly
FOX News
Sep 11, 2010 4:00am EDT
. >> reporter: mr. obama defended his plan to let the bush administration tax cuts expire for people making more than $250,000 a year, which republican senator mitch mcconnell said would be quote, raising taxes on hundreds of thousands of small businesses and families across the country. other republicans said it would break mr. obama's own advice about not raising taxes in a recession. steele appealed for at least a temporary extension. >> so that in the middle of the recession, those who do have a direct hand in creating jobs have more incentive to go out in the marketplace and to do that. >> reporter: the white house says even a two-year extension would cost $100 million dollars, money the president says could be better spent elsewhere. >> these are the folks that are concerned about the deficits, why would we borrow money on policies that won't help the economy and help people who don't need help? >> on this day, mr. obama announced long time economic advisors austan goolsbee will take over as chairman of economic advisors and takes over for cristina romer and regrets predicting that t
PBS
Sep 17, 2010 11:00pm PDT
to action, action. mr. obama said that i want to create change. that this change must present itself, must show itself in iraq, it must show and happen in afghanistan. it must show and happen in palestine. it must show with regard to iran, now please pay attention. i am trying to help here. i'm trying to help you. i'm trying to help america here. those who are behind this seize or within the u.s. administration in the obama administration are moving things in a direction which will make mr. obama to take radical positions, especially with respect to iran. some members of the permanent members of the u.s. security council little also doing the same thing. pleading-- leading mr. obama to a position that is irreversible vis-a-vis iran. as soon as mr. obama enterers into a series of behaviors that resembles mr. bush's behaviors, two things will happen. first, mr. obama's time is over. in other words, when mr. obama becomes radical in his behavior, what that means is there is no change. and therefore he has been defeated. he has failed. and his presidential term will be not useful. secondly, am
PBS
Sep 1, 2010 2:30pm PDT
before talks on thursday. mr. obama says the peace initiative is making progress. there have not been direct israeli-palestinian talks for 20 months. barack obama also condemned the killing of four israelis who were killed on the west bank yesterday. >> there are going to be extremists to, rather than seeking peace, are going to be seeking destruction. and the tragedy that we saw yesterday where people were gunned down on the streets by terrorists who are purposefully trying to undermine peace talks is an example of what we are up against. >> benjamin netanyahu thanked the u.s. president for his efforts and described the talks says "open and productive." >> id president's statement is an expression of our -- i think the president's statement is an expression of our determination to fight and you have talks that are open, productive, and serious in the quest for peace, also centered around the need for security arrangements that are able to roll back this kind of terror and threats to security. and that is a fundamental element, an important foundation of the peace we seek, and i appre
FOX News
Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, but he has legislative priorities instead. >> congratulations! >> reporter: mr. obama supporters say he carefully deliberates over each and every pick. trying to find highly qualified candidates with bipartisan backingp and accuse republican senators primarily minority leader mitch mcconnell of using secret holds and other delay tactics. >> in some cases he demanded hours on nominees that are voted on 99-nothing on the senate floor, where the senate floor debate time is useded to debate other issues where the nominee generally, genuinely isn't controversial. >> reporter: as for nominees who generated controversy, the president is doubling down on berkeley law professor goodwin liu. he raised conservative zaire because of application of the constitution text must be "open to adaptation and change." he was nominated to the ninth circuit because bounced back to white house without a senate vote. on monday, the president renated him, likely setting up another contentious showdown. in washington, shannon bream, fox news. >> chris: the imam at the center of the debate over whether to build a
CNN
Sep 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
president obama. 44% of those surveyed said they will vote to replace mr. obama. 13% say they will consider-elec. that ain't enough to win the voters are down on the president for a lot of reasons. but especially his policies. by double digits, they dis approve of his health care law. they trust congressional republicans to create jobs more than they trust mr. obama. this is despite the fact that a majority of voters like president obama personally. mr. obama's best hope of winning a second term may be alaska's drop out governor, sarah palin. if the election were held today, voters say they would back the president over palin by nine points. support for palin is weak in the northwest, the northeast, and 60% of the voters say her acts quitting the job as governor made her less likely to vote for her for president. women voters are negative. 54% have an unfavable view of her. no other republicans test in this poll had such high negatives among women. not likely that the republican party would be dumb enough to nominate palin after what she did to john mccain's run for the white house. but whe
NBC
Sep 29, 2010 4:00am PDT
to the polls. >> reporter: mr. obama's on a four-day swing to drum up support amid a faltering economy. >> i don't think there's one specific sector to put the blame on. >> reporter: nearly one therpd of american dos. in a new poll, the percentage who blame mr. obama for america's economic growth has almost doubled since january. consumed by the tea party, republicans say they've got momentum. >> not there on the democrat side as much as the republican side. >> reporter: expect more heated rhetoric as president obama rallies in iowa and virginia today. and if this president can't get it done with a tough love message, perhaps another president can. i in our nbc/"wall street journal" poll sews the most popular democratic campaigning is former president bill clinton. veronica? >> interesting. all right, tracie potts, nice to see you. thanks very much. >>> in a fresh line of division within the democratic party, 47 democrats have broken rank with the presidents other bush tax cuts and extensions. they're calling for a 5% maximum rate on investment income. that rate expires at the end of the yea
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